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b5rider
Posted 6/19/2014 4:05 PM (#78349)
Subject: progressive or linear springs


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I have to upgrade my front fork springs on my 1975 CB550 in order to mount my 150lb hack. SHould I go with progressive or linear springs?
Any help would be appreciated
thank you
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Sidewise
Posted 6/19/2014 5:42 PM (#78350 - in reply to #78349)
Subject: RE: progressive or linear springs



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I would go with linear wound springs. I don't think the initial softness of a progressive spring in a telescoping fork tube for going over minor road imperfections is advantageous to a sidecar rig. I think increased linear firmness is what you would need in hot left turning or braking situation, assuming right-sidecar. A rig is much more likely to flip back over front in a left turn when under-sprung as the tub can catch the road surface.
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J.R.
Posted 6/20/2014 7:13 PM (#78361 - in reply to #78349)
Subject: Re: progressive or linear springs


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I put progrssive springs in my old vayager and it improved ride and handeling a lot. J.R. Tex Rep
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b5rider
Posted 6/22/2014 11:41 PM (#78383 - in reply to #78349)
Subject: Re: progressive or linear springs


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thanks.
I went with linear Race Tech springs. @ 20% suffer than stock. I'll report after I ride it a couple of times
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